WWE Battleground 2014 – SPOILER ALERT: Cena Retains!

Hello my friends and welcome to my review of the WWE’s Battleground PPV! Tonight’s advertised Main Events are Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt vs Chris Jericho, A 20 Man Battle Royal for the IC title and of course The Fatal Four Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship between Champion, John Cena and his challengers Kane, Randy Orton and The Red Hot, Roman Reigns!

Battleground Kickoff Show!

Fandango vs. Adam Rose W/Summer Rae, Layla & The Exotic Express

This match was announce just hours before Battleground and Fandango made his way to the ring first, and I’m not going to lie, it feels strange seeing him come out alone! Out next are Adam Rose and his Exotic Express! Joining The Exotic Express tonight are Fandango’s exes Summer Rae and Layla! We have seen both Summer and Layla fight for Fandango’s attention and now their working together making his life HELL! A lot of people don’t like this storyline at all! I’m not going to say I’m in love with it, but I feel with more time this could have been better! Once the bell rings Fandango leaps at Rose and connects with a forearm in the turnbuckle. Fandango continued to control the match with a back suplex and a pin of two! Summer and Layla see Rose needs help so they begin to lead The Exotic Express around the ring to distract Fandango. Fandango despite trying to ignore them leaves the ring and asks both women what they are doing. Layla slaps him right across the face, and Summer soon follows! Once Fandango is back in the ring, it’s all Rose! Adam connects with many of his signatures such as the Spinebuster and The Cho Cho! Fandango stumbles forward and Adam Rose connects with a Party Foul to win the match!

Winner – Adam Rose

Grade – D, I’ve been moderately entertained by both Fandango’s girl problems and Adam Rose, but tonight, WWE didn’t even really give these two a chance. Most people are probably going to grade this lower, but I don’t feel it failed. Rose did manage to somewhat get over with the crowd in the short time and they did still tell the story that needed to be told. I have a feeling change is in Fandango’s future either that or he’ll end up in the same position Heath Slater and Damien Sandow find themselves in. On the other side, Adam Rose still remains undefeated, but who has he beaten? Even on NXT he hasn’t beaten any big names. I do feel if WWE invested the time into Adam Rose like they have for many other blossoming stars, than he could become a threat in the Mid Card division. Hell I’ve suggested to a good friend of mine before to actually team Rose and Fandango up. Have Rose invite Fandango out after seeing him so depressed and then go on from there. I could go on but I don’t want to waste the time!

Cameron vs. Naomi

The feud between these two has been brewing since the month before Money in the Bank! Cameron has grown in jealousy and feels Naomi thinks she is better than her. Things finally exploded between these two during a tag match against Aj Lee (c) and Paige, after Cameron tagged herself in just to get hit with The Paige Turner by Paige. After the match the two got in each other’s face until they began to roll around the ring to the outside of the ring. Cameron is out first, debuting a new theme and acting like a stereotypical popular girl. She makes her way to the ring making nasty faces at people, or checking herself out in a makeup mirror. Out next is Naomi and she isn’t wasting anytime as she makes her way to the ring and tried to get the jump on Cameron but the ref caught her. Once the bell rang, Naomi went right after Cameron, but she hid behind the ropes forcing the ref to pull her away, but Naomi was not going away without a fight, a decision she would soon regret as Cameron kicks her in the gut and begins to control the match after slamming Naomi face first into the canvas. Cameron continues to control the match with basic strikes and in all honestly a very impressive submissions hold that resembled a Bow and Arrow, but instead of her knee, she used her foot. Naomi did get back into the match and she took it to Cameron with some hammering strikes, but every chance Cameron got she fled, at one point she even began to walk out of the match itself, but Naomi chased after her and tossed her into the barricade. Surprisingly the fans did get into the match as the chanted Naomi’s name. Naomi tossed Cameron off the ropes, but Cameron counter with a simple kick to Naomi while she was bent over. Cameron took it upon herself to taunt Naomi before going to bounce off the rope, but Naomi grabbed a handful of hair. Naomi began to talk trash to Cameron, but Cameron tossed Naomi forward into the ropes, and it looked like the top rope caught her neck! Cameron rolls Naomi up with a School Girl and makes sure to grab a handful of tights to get her the victory!

Winner – Cameron

Grade – C, I feel like a lot more people are going to rate this lower than I did. I’m not going to say these two went out there and stole the show, but they certainly did not ruin the show! I honestly think Cameron shows promise. She definitely has her character down, and we all know she can be annoying! All she needs to do is get better in the ring. I don’t see her becoming the “Face” of WWE Divas Division, but I do think she can be a valuable addition! From what we saw tonight, Cameron is not as bad as we though. I’m not saying she’s great, I’m not even saying she’s good! All I’m saying is we have seen worse. You can say Naomi carried the match; it doesn’t matter because Cameron proved tonight, that she is able to wrestle! I do feel she needs more training, but she is learning and that’s what I take from it. As for Naomi it was probably the worst match I’ve seen her in, but that’s not a bad thing because she has been in some great matches! I don’t think this hurts Naomi, Cameron “clear as day” grabbed the tights! I don’t feel like this feud is over, but I honestly don’t think we’re going to see this at Summer Slam! Maybe inside a Diva Battle Royal, but that’s it! I take this as a positive sign in all honestly. The WWE Divas Division now has, Aj, Paige, Alicia Fox, Cameron, Naomi, Nikki Bella and Natalya! 5 out of those 7 all have some sort of character to them, Natalya is busy down in NXT it’s seems and Nikki is just Brie’s sister and John Cena’s Girlfriend really! Either way the point is the Divas Division is starting to look up!

Battleground

WWE Tag Team Championships/Two out of Three Falls Match

The Usos |Jimmy (c) & Jey Uso (c) |vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Eric Rowan)

We are starting off the night with the WWE Tag Team Championships! Out first are The Usos and next is The Wyatt Family. We’ve seen these two teams face off many times by now, but every time they fight, it’s always great! Tonight’s match is different though, you have to defeat your opponents a total of two times! The first team with two falls wins the match! I believe its Jimmy Uso starting off with Eric Rowan. Uso does not wait for Rowan to takes his Sheep Mask off, as he swings right away and punches the mask off him. All this does is anger Rowan who over powers Jimmy and backs him up into the turnbuckle where he proceeds to wail on him. Rowan beats down on Jimmy for a bit longer before tagging in Luke Harper. Harper went to bounce Jimmy off the rope, but The Uso counters and hits a beautiful enzguri, sending Harper outside of the ring, and soon Rowan, as Jimmy runs at him and dropkicks his legs to send him off as well. For a second it looked like The Usos were going to fly, but Harper had already moved himself and Rowan out of the way. Once Harper gets back into the ring, he rushes at Jimmy backing him into a turnbuckle and begins the beat down! Harper and Rowan begin to tag each other back into the match after they took turns beating down on Jimmy. Both Wyatts kept control over Jimmy with heavy strikes and keeping him locked in a headlock for long periods of time! Luke Harper had a headlock, locked in tight on Jimmy, but The Uso fought to his feet and managed to hit Harper with a Jawbreaker. Jimmy tried to tag in his partner, but Luke Harper was holding on to his foot! Jimmy managed to wiggle free of Harper’s grasp and tag in Jey who immediately took it to the top rope. Luke Harper ran at Jimmy, but The Uso lept over him and bounced off the rope and got hit with a huge boot from Luke Harper. Luke Harper covers Jey for the first fall of the match.

First Fall – The Wyatt Family

Once the second bell is rang, Harper ran at Jimmy Uso, (who was waiting in the turnbuckle) and connects with a hug splash, but it does not get him the win. He makes the tag to Rowan, and he continues to control the match, wearing Jimmy down with his signature vice lock, where he just takes his two fists and pushes them against the sides of your head, but Jimmy fought to his feet, and connected with elbows to the gut of Rowan to get him off. Jimmy went to lift Rowan up and slam him, but it seems he is too weak and Rowan just falls on top of him for a two count. He tags in Harper, and Harper just continues to the beat down. At one point it looked like Jimmy was back in it, as he began to trade blows with Harper, but Luke got the better of him in that exchange! It wasn’t until Harper went for a back suplex that Jimmy was able to counter into a back flip and land on his feet to make the tag to Jey. Harper ran at Jimmy, but Jimmy moved out of the way and Harper ran chest first into the turnbuckle. Jey quickly makes his way in and rolls Luke Harper up for the three, tying the score up 1-1!

Second Fall – The Usos

Before the ref can ring the third bell, Rowan raced in and he and Harper began to beat down on Jey, before the ref pushed them back and Rowan out of the ring. The third bell rings and Luke Harper runs at Jey and continues the beat down as he tags in Rowan and we see the two continue to do what they have for the entire match. They don’t let up on their opponent, continuing to beat down on him with physical strikes and then wear him down with long submission holds. Eric Rowan is in the ring and has Jey right in his turnbuckle. The Red Bearded man runs out Jey, but Jey moves out of the way and Eric Rowan, (who was looking for a shoulder thrust) goes shoulder first into the steel post. Harper tags himself in and goes into the opposite turnbuckle to Jey and runs at him, looking for a running bi boot, but once again Jey moves out of the way, and Harper goes flying over the ropes. Jey takes this time to catch his breath, and finally make a tag to his brother Jimmy! Jimmy comes firing in, and dives straight through the ropes to take out Luke Harper on the outside. Eric Rowan comes in, but Jimmy sends him over the ropes and back out before building momentum and flying over the ropes to take Rowan down. He tosses Harper back in the ring and hits him with a huge slam that only gives him a two. Jimmy surprised by the kick out, catches Harper off guard with a kick to the gut followed by an enzguri that sends Harper sitting down into the turnbuckle. Jimmy back up into the opposite turnbuckle from Harper and runs at him to slam his hop into the face of Harper. Jimmy runs back to the opposite turnbuckle again, but doesn’t see Harper behind him and pays for it when Harper splashes him into the turnbuckle. Luke Harper went to lift Jimmy Uso up for the Sit Down Power Bomb, but Jimmy slid out of it. The Uso attempts to hit Harper with a Samoan Drop, but can’t lift him! He does manage to stay in control, landing a super kick to the chin of Harper for a close two! Jimmy gets up and goes for another super kick, this time Harper catches his foot and sends him back into the turnbuckle before hitting a huge running big boot on him that sends The Uso out of the ring! Luke Harper has a strange look in his eye as he bounces off the rope and dives through the ropes, flatting Jimmy Uso! He tosses Jimmy back in the ring, and looks like he is going to hit him with the Sit Down Power Bomb, but he sees Jey Uso take down Eric Rowan on the outside. Luke Harper once again bounces off the ropes and he goes to dive through them again, but this time Jey Uso connects with a super kick. Jimmy rolls him up from behind and Luke Harper barley kicks out in time! Luke Harper gets up and finally hits The Sit Down Power Bomb, but Jimmy barley kicks out this time! Harper can’t believe it, and tags in Rowan, who climbs to the top of the turnbuckle and looked to hit Jimmy with his version of their splash, but The Uso moves out the way. Harper climbs to the top of the other turnbuckle, but Jimmy once again gets the better of him and pulls the leg and then leaps to his brother to make the tag. Jey climbs to the top rope and hits The Splash on Rowan, but only for a two count. Jey is in disbelief as no one has kicked out of The Splash yet. He goes to climb the turnbuckle once again, but Harper grabs his foot. Jey fights Harper off but now Rowan is up and the two begin to brawl at the top of the turnbuckle. Jimmy tags himself in, but Rowan quickly reverse smashing The Usos face first into each other before hitting them with a HUGE Double Superplex! Rowan covers Jimmy and somehow Jimmy kicks out just before three! Rowan tags in Harper and Harper just waits for Jimmy to get to his feet so he can hit him with the Discuss Clothesline. Once Jimmy got to his feet Harper went for the Clothesline, but Jimmy connecter with a super kicked that only stunned Harper for a moment, still connecting with the clothesline! Harper covers Jimmy but Jey barley breaks it up! Luke Harper just picks Jey up and tosses him out for the ring, but turns around to a super kick from Jimmy. Jey gets back in the ring and both Brothers hit stereo super kicks on Harper, and then onto Rowan who just go up on the apron. Both Jimmy and Jey climbed to the top of the same turnbuckle and hit Luke Harper with a Double Splash to retain their tag titles!

Winners & Still WWE Tag Team Champions – The Usos

Grade – A+, That match was fantastic! These four superstars went out there and outdid every match they have ever had together! That match could have legitimately ended at any one of the false ending and it still would have been considered a great match! I really thought they were going to strap The Wyatts here tonight, but The Usos just can’t be stopped! No matter what The Wyatts threw at Jimmy and Jey tonight, they kicked out of everything, except for the boot in the beginning of the match! I don’t think this one should continue. We have seen these two teams compete so much as of late, and I think we all need a break. The Wyatts still have Bray to lean on and will still be featured in his feud with Jericho witch I honestly believe will go on past tonight! The Usos now move onto another team, the only question is who? With Summer Slam coming up it wouldn’t make sense just to give Rybaxel as shot and it looked like Goldust and Stardust were next in line, but I don’t think WWE will do a Face vs. Face feud. The only team I can even think about is The Ascension on NXT. I guess we will just have to wait and see what is in store for both teams next!

Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose

Before the match takes place, we are shown a beautifully put together video package for this feud. It shows an interview with all three members of The Shield and how Rollins spoke about how The Shield was a brotherhood and Ambrose said we are stronger together. Than we are shown Rollins betrayal of The Shield, him winning MitB and Ambrose chasing Rollins down wherever he goes and even preventing him from cashing in his briefcase! The video ends with Rollins curb stomping Ambrose’s face into the steel steps and standing tall saying “Seth Rollins is Best for Business!” Tom Phillips is backstage and ready to interview Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins before his match! Rollins talks about how Ambrose is like a filthy cockroach that won’t go away, he than answers Dean Ambrose’s question from Raw and says “No!” He said No, that is not all he has got and Ambrose should know the better than anyone. Rollins ends his interview by saying after he defeat Ambrose tonight he will be paying close attention to the Fatal Four way later tonight, before Dean Ambrose cuts him off and begins to beat him down around the arena. Many guards came to contain Ambrose, some I recognized like Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury and I think I saw Ricky Steamboat as well! Triple H comes in and tells them to get Ambrose out of here and tells them not to let him back in before screaming at Ambrose, “You’re Not Ruining This!” Triple H checks on Rollins, and apparently from what the commentators were saying is Ambrose has been kicked out of the arena and I guess the match is canceled?

WWE Divas Championship Match

Paige vs. Aj Lee (c)

Michael Cole informs us that he is being told to move on to the next match, which is for the WWE Divas Championship! The night after WrestleMania Paige upset Aj to win her first Divas Championship in an off the fly match! The night after Money in the Bank Aj returned and beat Paige to earn her second Divas championship in an off the fly match, and now all of a sudden their frenemies! Both women make their way to the ring and the match is under way. The two shake hands before it begins and we see Paige take the early advantage of the match as she just dominates Aj with stiff strikes, tossing her around the ring, around ringside, Paige dominated the majority of the early goings with Aj getting, little to no offense! Then things got strange, as Paige began to scream “Come on Aj!” and then I don’t know if it was them talking in the match, but I think we were supposed to hear it. I’m pretty sure I heard Paige ask Aj is she was ready before taking a spinning DDT and then I think I heard her tell the ref to let Aj get to her feet before her. It almost felt like Paige was letting Aj win, and then all of a sudden Aj locks in The Black Widow and it looks as if Aj is going to win, but Paige manages to break out of the submission hold and hit The Paige Turner on Aj for a two count! Paige screams one again “Come on Aj!” Paige locks in her submission hold witch she calls The PTO (Paige Tap Out…) AJ gets out of the hold before Paige can fully lock it in. She goes for a pin but Paige’s shoulder was up. Aj gets to her feet an runs at Paige to hit The Shining Wizard to retain the title.

Winner & Still Divas Champion – Aj Lee

Grade- C, I really thought this match was going to be a lot better than it was. I’m still rather fuzzy on weather Paige was helping Aj or not, but it doesn’t justify how sloppy things got. I’m not sure if it was Aj perhaps having a bit of ring rust or maybe the two just don’t mend well? But to anyone expecting a new Trish vs. Lita rivalry tonight was disappointed. At times this match shined, but not enough.

Backstage Segment W/Kane & Randy Orton

Orton is backstage looking for Kane, but when he finds him Kane informs him that he made mistake coming here! Orton admitted that he was wrong for attacking Kane and even says he’s sorry. Randy asks Kane if he is sorry for hitting him, and Kane responds by saying “Being The Devil’s Favorite Demon, I don’t say Sorry!” Orton goes on to make sure that Kane understands that they cannot let John Cena or Roman Reigns to walk out as World Champion. Kane goes on to assure Randy that the next World Champion is right here, but he doesn’t say if he is talking about Orton, himself or maybe Plan B?

Rusev W/Lana vs. Jack Swagger W/Zeb Colter

Rusev and Lana make their way to the ring first, and before Swagger and Colter come out Lana grabs a mic, but of course is interrupted by a USA Chant! Lana tells them to shut up, but doesn’t scream it for once, she goes on to talk about how our president is a sissy, and I can’t say I disagree! She talks about we push our “Democracy” onto everybody and we should be the ones getting scaled for our war in Iraq! Swagger and Colter finally make their way to the ring, and Colter grabs a mic once in the ring. Colter was about to tell Lana or as he called her “Natasha” to shut up, Lana slapped him right in the face, and Swagger and Rusev began to brawl, with Swagger getting the upper hand and clotheslining Rusev out of the ring. The crowd is behind The Real American tonight, and once Rusev is back in and the bell rings the match is underway and Swagger takes early control, dominated Rusev with quick strikes and always keeping Rusev on the edge, as he always needs to keep an eye out for The Patriot Lock! Rusev eventually got tired of Swagger attempting to lock it in, he went over to complain to Lana, but Swagger is not waiting as he goes after Rusev and repeatedly tosses him face first into the ring apron. Jack tossing him back into the ring and runs at Rusev once he is back in the ring and lands a splash, but Jack took his eye of Rusev for one moment and The Bulgarian Brute followed him to the ropes and hit a splash off his own and followed up with a fall away slam! Rusev finally gained control of this match keeping Swagger grounded for quite a while in a headlock, Jack Swagger used the WWE Universe to try and break out, but Rusev kept it locked in! Rusev continued to remain in control eventually tossing Swagger from the ring. Zeb kept cheering Jack on to get onto the apron, but every time Swagger got up, Rusev hit him down. Swagger eventually used the blows as motivation to keep going and eventually ducked one of Rusev’s punches and hitting a hangman on the ropes. Swagger gets back in the match hitting a running splash and following with a Big Boot the sets Rusev up for The Swagger Bomb, but Jack only gets a two count! Swagger continues to control Rusev, hitting a huge slam on him but one again only for a near fall! Rusev and Swagger began to go back and forth back Jack always stayed one step ahead of Rusev countering almost every move The Russian Hero threw at him, but Rusev caught Swagger off with one stiff kick to the chest as Swagger was entering the ring and things turned around for Rusev. Rusev waited for Swagger to get to his feet and went for The Super Kick but Swagger caught the foot and locked The Patriot Lock in on Rusev! Rusev struggled to get out of the move and when he was close to the ropes, Swagger pulled him away, but finally Rusev was able to grab the ropes and pull himself out of the ring while Swagger ignored the ref’s count and continued to keep The Patriot lock, locked in after the rope break! Rusev made it to his feet on the outside of the ring, but only for mere moments as Jack Swagger follows him out and drops a forearm to the ankle of Rusev! Jack Swagger once again locks in The Patriot Lock, this time on the outside of the ring. Rusev tries to fight out of the move, grabbing the steel steps and flipping forward sending Jack Swagger face first HARD into the steel post, knocking The Real American out! Rusev makes it back into the ring at the count of 9 and Swagger is counted out!

Winner by Count Out – Rusev

Grade – B+, After the match Zeb Colter and the doctors are checking on Swagger while Rusev celebrates in the ring. Lana gives Rusev the orders to crush, and Rusev goes outside to get Swagger, and back in the ring he locks in The Accolade on a knocked out Jack Swagger until Lana gives him the order to stop! From what I’ve hear this was supposed to be a quick feud for Rusev who was supposed to easily squash Swagger, but the WWE Universe reacted so well that WWE had no choice but to give it the proper time it deserved! Tonight Jack Swagger proved he can achieve the face status, I have never heard a crowd chant Swagger’s name before tonight, everybody in that arena was behind him and so was I! Rusev barley wins this one, but when you really look at it, did Rusev really beat Swagger tonight? I get that feeling we are going to see Swagger get his revenge on Rusev at Summer Slam, and maybe if a certain Hall of Famer who goes by the name of Hulk Hogan could be in his corner? It would be cool, but I’m not sure I want Swagger to be the first to beat Rusev, I fear that if you stop Rusev’s power to earlier that he is going to flop, and Is still feel it’s too early. I doubt Hogan could, but if he was able to get locked in the Accolade by Rusev, that would make him the biggest heel on the roster! I’m excited to see what’s next; because I’m positive it’s not over yet!

Goldust & Stardust Video

Stardust is being shown somewhere backstage. He seems to be talking to himself, sort of like that goblin from Lord of the Rings. He talks about seeing something but not being able to have it our touch it. Goldust goes in and whatever it is Stardust sees Goldust calls it The Cosmic Key! I can only assume the Cosmic Key is the Tag Team Championships. They both do their normal things (if that’s what you call normal I guess) to end the video.

Seth Rollins Segment

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring, he grabs a mic but before he can talk the universe chants “You Sold Out!” Rollins proceeds to tell us that he wants to be announced as the winner of the match between him and Dean Ambrose that was supposed to take place earlier tonight. They do as he says and he makes his way to the back, but Dean Ambrose has made his way back into the arena and he brawls with Rollins through the crowd, around the announce table. It took security, a bunch of former wrestlers and even The COO Triple H himself to separate these two. Eventually Ambrose was taken away while The Game rose Rollins arm in victory!

Bray Wyatt W/The Wyatt Family vs. Chris Jericho

Wyatt and his family make their way to the ring first; Bray is sporting a shiner from his collision with Ric Flair’s Chop at a live event. For the first time I believe Wyatt is being booed by the Pro Jericho crowd! Next out is Chris Jericho who on his way down to the ring threw Wyatt’s chair back. Once the bell rings, Wyatt takes early control, throwing Jericho around and staying one step ahead of him. Jericho tried to fight back, but everything he did, Wyatt laughed at! And anytime Jericho tried to get something in Wyatt would counter with a huge elbow! Chris Jericho finally got Wyatt in the corner and begins to land some chops that seemed to have hurt Wyatt! Jericho wrestled Wyatt to the floor and went for a Walls of Jericho, but Eric Rowan distracts the ref, while Luke Harper distracts Jericho, allowing Wyatt to not only get to his feet, but hit a huge clothesline on Jericho! Bray continues to control the match until Jericho hits a dropkick that sends Wyatt to the apron, Jericho follows up with his signature Triangle Dropkick that sends Bray off the apron to the outside of the ring. Jericho than climbs to the top turnbuckle and does a diving cross body on the outside to take out the entire Wyatt Family. Jericho tosses Wyatt in and tries to get in himself, but Luke Harper grabbed on to his ankle, this led to the ref ejected both Harper and Rowan from ringside leaving it to just Wyatt and Jericho! Jericho still too distracted by the departure of the Wyatt Family, that he didn’t see Bray coming up from behind to hit him off the apron and send him right into a cameraman! Wyatt follows Jericho to the outside of the ring and continues the beat down out there before he tosses him back in the ring. Wyatt maintained control back inside tossing Jericho around and taking him out with knock out blows! Jericho tried to fight back and when Wyatt tosses him into a turnbuckle Jericho moved out of the way in time, and Wyatt went shoulder first into the steel post. Jericho than targeted that same shoulder with many shoulder tackles before taking him down with a diving axe handle! Wyatt is down and Jericho now takes control for a moment until Wyatt lift Jericho up and then slams his gut right down onto his knee! Wyatt goes for the running back splash, but Jericho got his knees up and then takes control yet again, fire at Wyatt with chops, and catching Wyatt off guard with an enzguri that takes Bray down. Jericho covers Bray but only for a two. Chris Jericho climbs to the top of the turnbuckle, but Wyatt is there to take him down. Bray maintains control over the match with Jericho getting little offense in. The Eater of Worlds strikes Jericho with many stiff strikes and throwing his weight around as well. Jericho did fight back getting a brief moment where he turned things around, even hitting his signature bulldog , but as he went for the lionsault Wyatt got his knees up and Jericho fell right into them. The ref starts to count as both superstars are down, around the count of 5 Bray forced himself up into The Spider Walk position to get up. He ran at Jericho when he caught up, but Jericho countered and Bray hit his head on the bottom turnbuckle. Jericho drags Bray away for a 1 count the as broken up because of a rope break. Jericho takes control of the match, but Wyatt countered early and went for Sister Abagail, Jericho countered and attempted to lock in The Walls of Jericho, but Wyatt kicked him off and ducked Jericho’s clothesline and followed up with a huge forearm! Wyatt covers Jericho but only for a 2. Wyatt wanders around the ring, thinking about his next move and as he turns around Jericho, out of nowhere, hits a Codebreaker and covers Wyatt for the three!

Winner – Chris Jericho

Grade – B+, I feel many people are going to rate this match higher just because Jericho was in, but I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t as good as I hoped! It wasn’t a bad match at all! But I was expecting this to be on the same level as The Usos vs. The Wyatts earlier, but it wasn’t to be, but like I said it was still a great match. Wyatt seemed different here tonight, and no it wasn’t just is black eye! He seemed more focused and aggressive towards Jericho. Yea, he did laugh at some points and still did his spider crawl, but it just felt like a different Wyatt to me. I feel like there is more to this story, and I’m sure we will hear the rest of it the following weeks to come. I can’t imagine Jericho and Wyatt to be done with each other yet!

Seth Rollins Segment

Rollins is seen with security walking out of the arena into the parking lot. Rollins tell the security he doesn’t need them, and they leave. Rollins continues to walk to his car, but I guess he heard something and began to look around. Ambrose came out of the trunk of Rollins car and went to hit him with a steel pipe. Rollins ducked and ran from Ambrose, but Dean caught up to him and the two battled on top of the car until the both fell of an opposite sides. Rollins quickly got in his car and drove off. My only question here is why was Seth Rollins leaving? What happened to Plan B!?

20 Man Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Championship

Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Cesaro vs. R-Truth vs. Ryback vs. Curtis Axel vs. Zack Ryder vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Damien Sandow vs. Heath Slater vs. Diego vs. Sin Cara vs. Xavier Woods vs. The Great Khali vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz vs. United States Champion, Sheamus

Before the match begins the former champion, Bad News Barrett comes out and informs everyone in the ring they all have the honor of becoming the new Intercontinental Champion, but who also informs the of some Bad News and states their demise will come from a Bull Hammer courtesy from him! The match begins and everybody goes after Khali immediately, The Punjabi Playboy tosses them all aside and then delivers chops to everyone in sight. Khali grabs Xavier Woods and tosses him out of the ring.

Xavier Woods eliminated.

And then Khali did the same to Zack Ryder.

Zack Ryder eliminated.

Titus O’ Neil runs at Khali and hits him with a splash; he gets a couple of shots in before moving out of the way of an Incoming Brogue Kick from the U.S Champ Sheamus! Sheamus connects with Khali and everyone once again works together to eliminate The Great Khali.

The Great Khali eliminated.

Cesaro is close to eliminate Ziggler while everyone else continues to brawl. Bo Dallas tosses Sin Cara over the rope, an went to eliminate him but Sin Cara caught him off guard with a stiff kick, meanwhile Ryback has taken over for Cesaro, and now he is trying to eliminate Ziggler. Sin Cara tries to leap over the rope to get back in but Bo Dallas is right there to push him back out.

Sin Cara eliminated.

Superstars all continue to brawl Cesaro once again tried to eliminate Ziggler, while Diego came really close to eliminated Heath Slater, I also think I saw in the background Big E try and eliminate Bo Dallas, but it wasn’t until Ziggler went over the ropes and barley hung on that things began to get more exciting, as not only did Ziggler barley hang on but I also saw The Miz trying to stay out of sight as he waited on the outside of the ring. Meanwhile Curtis Axel just tossed R-Truth over the ropes and onto the floor!

R-Truth eliminated.

And shortly after R-Truth’s elimination, Curtis Axel was tosses over by his own tag team partner, Ryback!

Curtis Axel eliminated.

Axel was obviously upset that his partner threw him over; Ryback just kind of shrugged it off. Over in one of the corners Alberto Del Rio and The U.S Champ are going at it, while Diego battles Damien Sandow and eventually eliminates him!

Damien Sandow eliminated.

Ryback tries to sneak behind Diego and toss him over, but Diego manages to avoid elimination and now tries to eliminate The Big Guy. After taking a couple of chops Ryback lifts Diego up and tosses him out of the ring.

Diego eliminated.

Ryback and Sheamus proceeded to beat down on everyone in the ring until they were the last two standing, the two brutes began to battle back and forth and Ryback almost eliminated The U.S Champ as he lifted him onto his shoulders into the power bomb position, but Sheamus slid out and connected with a Brogue Kick that sent Ryback out of the ring.

Ryback eliminated.

The Miz avoided being seen again, as he slid into the ring and tried to eliminate Sheamus from behind, but The Celtic Warrior fought him off, and Ziggler came up from behind to hit a Zig Zag on Miz. Miz rolled out of the ring and everyone continued to brawl. Titus O’ Neil got to show off as he lifted Sheamus up and hit him with a rib breaker twice, before tossing the U.S Champ aside. O’Neil decided to take a second to taunt and do his signature bark, a second Bo Dallas took advantage of as he ran up behind and hit O’Neil with a running knee to send him out of the ring!

Titus O’Neil eliminated.

Bo Dallas took time to celebrate around the ring, a celebration that was ended by Cesaro. Cesaro than began to brawl with Kofi Kingston. Cesaro was in a dangerous are on the outside apron when he ducked a Trouble in Paradise from Kofi. Cesaro than went to toss Kofi over the ropes, but Kofi hung on by Cesaro’s legs, until Cesaro pulled himself and Kofi in. Cesaro than stood up and took a drop kick from Kingston. Del Rio hits a nice back breaker on Ziggler, as Big E, Sheamus and one other superstar gang up on Heath Slater. Del Rio is on the outside apron and is trying to battle Ziggler off and is doing a great job at it, until Ziggler hits his signature DDT on Del Rio that bounces him off the ropes and out of the ring.

Alberto Del Rio eliminated.

Miz once again sneaks in and tries to toss Ziggler out, but Dolph hangs on and Sheamus lifts Miz up onto his shoulder, but Miz slides down and gets hit with a huge tackle from Big E that sends Miz through the second rope and not eliminating him. Cesaro and Big E now battle trying to eliminate each other, Cesaro ended up getting the upper hand when he hit a belly to belly near the ropes, tossing Big E out!

Big E eliminated.

Kofi Kingston ran at Cesaro tossed Kofi over the ropes, but Kingston hung on. Cesaro swung at Kingston, and Kofi lept off and his buddy Big E was there to catch him, saving Kofi from elimination. Kofi tried to pull Cesaro out, while on the shoulders of Big E, but Cesaro battled out and kicked Big E in the face before suplexing Kingston back in the ring. Kofi ran out Cesaro, but The Swiss Superman put his boot up and Kofi ran right into it.  Cesaro now back in the ring tries to eliminate Kingston, but Kofi hooks his feet under Cesaro arms and tries to pull him out, Cesaro pulls Kofi back up and thumps his eye before finally eliminating him!

Kofi Kingston eliminated.

Cesaro screams out at Kingston, and Heath Slater comes from behind and tosses Cesaro out of the ring.

Cesaro eliminated.

Sheamus tosses Slater over the ropes, but The One Man Band hangs on and fights Sheamus off. Heath tries to get back into the ring, but Sheamus hit The Brogue Kick and sends Slater out!

Heath Slater eliminated.

Bo Dallas tosses Sheamus over from behind, but doesn’t eliminate him. Sheamus fights back into the ring and goes after Dallas, tossing him over the ropes and hit the 7 beats. Dolph Ziggler tries to dropkick Sheamus from behind, but The U.S Champ moves and Ziggler connects with Bo and sends him out of the ring.

Bo Dallas eliminated.

The only two superstars left in the ring are Dolph Ziggler and The U.S Champion Sheamus. These two went back in forth, Dolph attempted a fame-asser that was botched, but he beautifully recovers into a new move. Sheamus fired back with heavy blows, and The Celtic Warrior almost eliminated Ziggler when he tossed him over but Ziggler would not stay down. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick again, but Ziggler pulled the rope and Sheamus went over the ropes, but gets hung up. Sheamus gets off the ropes, but Ziggler is there and hits him with a dropkick and Sheamus pulls a Shawn Michaels moment as only one of his feet touched the floor. Sheamus goes for the battering ram, but Ziggler lands a super kick on Sheamus and The U.S Champ falls backwards to the ground.

Sheamus eliminated.

Ziggler begins to celebrate, but The Miz comes in (who was on the outside of the ring the whole time) and tosses Ziggler over to win the battle royal!

Winner & New Intercontinental Champion – The Miz

Grade – B+, This battle royal was heavily hyped, and there were quite a few favorites to win, and we got so many highlights from it. Seeing The Miz waiting on the outside didn’t guarantee his victory, but it made it more likely. It honestly makes sense to give the title to The Miz, who has been doing well with his new character now WWE could either choose to do a Unification match between The Miz and Sheamus at Summer Slam or maybe Miz defends against Ziggler, the man he cheated out of a victory tonight. Either way I hope Miz’s reign keeps the prestige of The IC title going!

WWE World Heavyweight Championship/Fatal Four Way Match

Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Kane. John Cena (c)

A video package is shown going to events that led up to this match, We saw the announcement of it, how much Orton and Kane trust each other and of course the rise of Roman Reigns! All four superstars make their way to the ring and Justin Roberts does the introductions and this match us underway! Cena and Orton go to the outside were Orton makes easy work of Cena and tosses him into the steel steps, while Roman Reigns is beating down on Kane in the turnbuckle until Randy Orton comes in and pulls Reigns away. Roman begins to take the fight to Orton and it doesn’t take long for Orton and Kane to begin to work together on Reigns. Cena tried to get back into the ring at one point, but Kane just knocked him right off the apron, but providing enough of a distracting of Roman Reigns to climb to the top turnbuckle and jump off to connect flying clotheslines on both Kane and Orton. Roman started to battle The Devils Favorite Demon, but once again The double team comes into play and Orton covers Roman as Kane watches over to make sure Cena doesn’t come in. Reigns kicks out early and now Cena is in the ring, but it doesn’t take long for the team of Orton and Kane to take down the champion. Orton and Kane focus on Cena before Kane goes out of the ring to take of Roman, meanwhile back in the ring Cena is now taking it to Orton and Kane comes in and makes the save. We see this happen a lot for next couple of minutes with Orton and Kane beating up on Cena and whenever Reigns came in Kane kicked him out, but whenever Kane left Orton needed help! Finally Reigns got rid of Kane on the outside and Cena began to take it to Orton until Orton was tossed out of the ring, leaving just Roman Reigns and The WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena alone, and the stare down begins, but is interrupted to soon as Kane and Orton come in again to take down the two. Orton battled Cena on the outside while Kane covered Reigns inside but only for a two. Orton to notice and began to question why Kane would cover for the win, when he is supposed to make sure he won! The two eventually had it out when Kane had enough of Orton and the two began to brawl. Kane perched Orton on top of the turnbuckle and it looked like he was going to go for a Superplex but instead Cena and Reigns grabs Kane’s leg and hit both Kane and Orton with a Super Power Bomb! For the second time Roman Reigns and John Cena have a stare down, just to get interrupted by Kane sitting up. The two superstars beat down on Kane while Orton sneaks in a takes out Reigns with a back breaker, and then takes Cena out. Orton goes to cover Roman, but Kane comes in and breaks up the pin and begins to battle with Orton again, before Cena hits him with an Attitude Adjustment. Orton and Cena begin to battle, Orton went for his signature backbreaker, but Cena countered into an STF and tried to get Orton to tap out, and just when Orton was about to tap, Roman Reigns caught his arm and pulled Orton out of the ring and then tossed him over the announce table. Reigns got in the ring and the third stare down from Reigns and Cena but this time they begin to brawl! Roman gets the advantage and is looking to hit The Superman Punch, but Cena avoided and hit Reigns with a side slam but only for two. Once back to their feet Reigns ducks a clothesline from Cena and connects with The Superman Punch that sets Cena up for The Spear. Reigns waits for Cena to get to his feet before running at him and connecting with The Spear. Roman Reigns covers Cena and Kane barley saves the match. Reigns begins to brawl with Kane in the corner and connected with The Superman Punch onto Kane, and Kane falls onto the ropes. Reigns leaves the ring and dropkicks Cena while running around the ring, next on his list was Randy Orton who was on the announce table and last was The Devil’s Favorite Demon! Roman takes at Orton and spears him through the barricade! Roman Reigns makes his way back in the ring and connects with The Spear on Kane and covers him for the win, but Cena breaks it up! Cena covers Kane, but Reigns breaks it up. Reigns tries to toss Cena out, but John Cena counters Roman Reigns and tosses him out of the ring before hitting Kane with The Attitude Adjustment, Cena covers Kane, but Reigns breaks it up and then covers Kane, but Cena breaks it up and then hits Reigns with The Attitude Adjustment for the win, but Kane breaks it up this time, and covers Reigns until Cena breaks it up. Roman Reigns is back up and connects with a Spear to Kane and covers him to win, but Orton breaks up the pin and hits Reigns with an RKO, but before he can pin someone Cena lifts Orton onto his shoulders and hits The Attitude Adjustment to Orton onto Kane. Cena covers Kane for the win!

Winner & Still WWE World Heavyweight Champion – John Cena

Grade, A-, I think most of us already knew that Cena was walking away as champ tonight, since it was practically leaked that he would defend his title against Brock Lesnar at Summer Slam, but WWE did a good job at getting everyone else to pay attention to something, or should I say someone else. Everybody was watching Roman Reigns tonight, to see if he can hang with the big dogs, and I’ll say he did good, but a Fatal Four Way is still able to hide the things he is not good at, which is great, but Reigns still hasn’t proven If he can go in a long singles match where its only him and his opponent. We already know Cena will probably face Lesnar. There has been rumors flying around of Reigns vs. Triple H, but I think that’s a match more worthy of WrestleMania! I would prefer to see Orton take on Reigns, but maybe there is something between him and Kane. I don’t know what’s going to happen next, all I know is big things are in store for Roman Reigns!

 

Superstars of the Night – The Usos

I found tonight Superstar of night rather hard. Roman Reigns did good, but not amazing, Jericho did win, but it an alright match and it’s not like received much of a reaction after he won and sadly Dean Ambrose did not get to compete, but that opening match between The Usos and The Wyatts was amazing! A Match of the Year nominee if you ask me! What really shocked me is The Usos coming away with the win, I would of bet money that The Wyatts walked out as champ, I’m glad I didn’t! Uso sent a message out to every team tonight. You want some come get some!

WWE Elimination Chamber 2014- Who Will Face Batista at Wrestlemania?

Hello everybody and welcome to my first review of a WWE PPV (Pay Per View). Tonight we make our last stop on the Road to Wrestlemania, and we stop at The Elimination Chamber! One of my personal favorite PPV’s, and I am extremely excited for the event! Now I’m hoping I can do this review justice since I am going to be watching this show on my laptop, and trust me when I say my laptop sucks! and the show sometimes freeze and becomes un-watchable, but I’m going to do my best, so without further to do, let’s start with the Pre-Show!

Pre Show

Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Rybaxel (Curtis Axel & Ryback) w/ Larry “The Ax” Henning

What a wonderful surprise it was to see the legendary Larry “The Ax” Henning accompany Ryback and his grandson Curtis Axel! I hope to see him a lot more! This was a great match back and forth action between these two teams that saw many cool spots! At times it did get a little sloppy, but  they held it together! The match ended when Cody Rhodes revered Curtis Axel’s neckbreaker into a Cross Rhodes!

Winner- Cody Rhodes & Goldust

Rating- 7\10: This was a missed opportunity if you ask me. I was honestly expecting to see some confusion between the Rhodes brothers, hinting towards the rumored match at Wrestlemania 30, but it looks like Goldust was telling the truth when he said there would be no math between him and his brother! but I still think it was a missed opportunity. We all wanna see The Rhodes face of at Mania and it is still possible, but Ryback and Axel should of picked up the victory here! It would of led to a possible split and match between The Rhodes Brothers, but with Larry “The Ax” Henning in the corner, it could of turned things around for Rybaxel!

2014 Elimination Chamber!

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match

Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Big E (c)

We open up the night we the Intercontinental title on the line. This rivalry has been pretty entertaining given how late it started. This could be Zeb’s night, both Jack and Cesaro can walk away with Championship gold! The match itself was honestly very entertaining. A very hard hitting battle between these two that saw Big E spear Swagger into the steel steps and even through the ring ropes. Swagger of course dished out his own beating and even looked like he was going to win when he locked in The Patriot Lock, but Big E found a way out and hit The Big Ending for the three count to retain his Intercontinental Championship. Zeb’s night did not start of well!

Winner and Still Intercontinental Champion- Big E (c)

Rating- 7\10:

WWE Tag Team Championship Match

The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Usu) vs. The New Ago Outlaws (c) (Road Dogg Jesse James & Bad Ass Billy Gunn)

Two Championship matches in a row! Next up The Tag Titles are on the line as The Young Usos takes on The Veteran Team of The New Ago Outlaws. This was a match I would prefer to see at Mania, I really thought we were going to see The Rhodes challenge The Outlaws again, but I’m glad we got this match. The Usos took the early advantage, until Road Dogg caused an early injury to one of The Usos (Sorry I can’t really tell them apart when there in the ring), and than the matched turned into the favor of The Champs! The action slowed down at this point, but The Outlaws kept it interesting which is good since recently they have gotten a bad rep for slowing a match down! The Usos got the how tag and it all turned into their favor as The Uninjured Uso took on both Outlaws practically! The match ended when Billy Gunn missed a Big Boot and The Uninjured Uso hit Road Dogg with a super kick just to get rolled up into a pi by Billy Gunn for the three!

Winners and Still Tag Team Champions- The New Age Outlaws (c)

Rating- 7\10: I’m not gonna lie, I was a bit worried about this match! Lately The Outlaws have honestly brought down the Tag Titles and the match they have been in, but tonight they put all that in the past, and pulled off a great match with The Usos tonight. I’m honestly not sure where we go from here though, do we see The Usos get a rematch at Mania, or will another Team challenge The Outlaws at Wrestlemania 30!

Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil

We saw the split of The Prime Time Players a couple weeks ago, and despite the rivalry not getting much TV time, it still managed to be entertaining with the little time we had. The match itself was decent. Nothing to memorable happened here, but the former tag partners put on a good match. Titus picked up the victory by hitting The Fall of Titus for the three count

Winner- Titus O’Neil

Rating- 6\10: There was no real question about who was going to win here. Titus has been praised by the IWC (Internet Wrestling Community) and he is the one who looks to be getting the push. Darren’s mission tonight was to look good while losing. Did he do it? Kind of, this match did not blow me away, but it kept me entertained. I wish I had good things to say for Darren Young’s future, but honestly its not looking to bright. On the other hand Titus looks destined for at least a mid card role, and maybe even a future world championship!

The Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose (c) & Seth Rollins) vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper & Eric Rowan)

Oh man, this is the most anticipated match on the card tonight! Both The Shield and The Wyatt’s have been built as an indestructible force, and tonight they face off. The build up has been amazing! and the match will definitely be a choice for match of the year for 2014! We saw each member of The Shield take on every single member of The Wyatts! We saw numerous huge spots, We saw how aggressive Dean Ambrose can be, and how quick Seth Rollins is proving that Roman Reigns is not the only star of the group! We also got to see a more aggressive side of The Wyatts here tonight! Once we got towards the end we saw the match really pick up! We saw Ambrose and Wyatt battle through the crowd, Rowan and Reigns battle in the ring and Rollins and Harper on the outside. Bray came back through the crowd leaving Ambrose behind? Honestly we don’t know what happened to Ambrose because we never saw what Wyatt did to him, than we saw both Harper and Rowan get up on top of the announce table with Seth Rollins to double choke slam him through the Spanish announce table, and all that was left was Roman Reigns. Reigns fought back and even looked like he was going to win it for his team, but Luke Harper took the spear from Reigns, giving Wyatt the perfect chance to hit Reigns with Sister Abigail.

Winner- The Wyatt Family

Rating- 9\10: They stole the show here tonight, best match on the card! Back and forth action between these two teams. I’m still wondering what happened to Ambrose since we never really saw, but The Wyatts prove to be dominant, as not only did they defeat The Shield, but Bray pinned the unstoppable Roman Reigns! and now that we head to Wrestlemania its unclear whether The Shield will be wrestling at Wrestlemania as a team or against each other, but its guaranteed that The Wyatts will go into Mania not as a team, but a Family!

WWE Divas Championship

Cameron vs. Aj Lee (c) w/ Tamina Snuka

A sad little confession, I actually didn’t get to catch this match. I only saw bits an pieces as I was to distracted with my charger not charging (I gotta get a new one) and of course my internet decided to act up, but from what I did see..it wasn’t impressive. Cameron gets the win by Disqualification after Tamina kicks her, thus making sure Aj holds onto the title!

Winner- Cameron By DQ Still Divas Champion Aj Lee

Rating- N/A: I can’t really rate a match I didn’t watch, but I’m sure I didn’t miss out on anything…I mean its Cameron wrestling!

Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio

Del Rio at first seemed like he was trying to weasel his way out of this match, as he came down to the ring in his warm ups with a neck brace on and one crutch. He proceeded to explain that because of Batista’s attack on him, he is unable to compete…and than he hits Batista with the crutch. This goes on for a couple minutes, until the ref finally separates the two and Batista tells the ref he wants to go on, and than we are forced to sit through watching Del Rio beat down on Batista, and we are forced to listen to a disrespectful crowd just to witness Batista come back and hit the Batista Bomb for the three count!

Winner- Batista

Rating- 4\10: This match was just bad. We watched Del Rio just beat up on Batista for the majority of the match, but what ruined this for me was the crowd. I don’t want to go on to much of a tangent here but when a crowd disrespects the wrestlers it pisses me off! I understand that the WWE Universe does not like Batista, but to chant the stupidest things in the match just gets me. I don’t mind hearing the fans chant for Daniel Bryan, but what gets me when I hear chants for C M Punk, Jericho and RVD! None of those men work there Punk still does, but it is expected for him to just leave once his contract is up, but to me that is just disrespectful to chant for someone who does not even work there just because you don’t like another man. This match was just awful!

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

John Cena vs. Christian vs. Randy Orton (c) vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro vs. Sheamus

and now it is time for our main event! Cena, Christian, Orton (c), and Bryan started off in the Pods while Cesaro and Sheamus started of the match. We saw these two duke it out with some hard hits that makes me wanna see a feud between these two sooner, rather than later! The first person out was Daniel Bryan, but to me personally I felt Bryan slowed the match down when he first came out. I was expecting Bryan to make the match more interesting, but I was really enjoying the brawl between Cesaro and Sheamus! Out next was Christian, and still the match just wasn’t entertaining to me even though four men were in! Out next we had Cena and at this point the match got pretty sloppy, and finally out comes Orton (c) and this is where the match caught my interest. It was funny to see Orton cower in the corner while Bryan, Cena and Sheamus stared him down, it was even more funny to see Orton cower back into his pod. Everyone gave up on trying to get the Champion except for Sheamus! Sheamus stood there and watch Orton mock him until he put his boot through the pod to hit Orton (c) with the Brogue Kick! After that happened the match once again became pretty sloppy and uninteresting and it took Sheamus attempted to Ultraplex Christian off the top of the pod for the match to become interesting again, but Orton prevented it and Superplexed Sheamus off the top turnbuckle witch led to Christian diving off the top of the pod to splash down on Sheamus to pick up our first elimination!

Christian Eliminates Sheamus by Pinfall

It wasn’t long after Sheamus’s elimination to see our second one, as Bryan ran up and hit Captain Charisma with the Flying Knee to pick up our second elimination!

Daniel Bryan Eliminates Christian by Pinfall

After that elimination that match once again slowed down, we saw Cesaro take control for a little while, up until Cena got him up on his shoulders and gave him The Attitude Adjustment to the outside grating and than pulled him back in to lock in The STF to force Cesaro to tap out!

John Cena Eliminates Cesaro by Submission 

and then there were three, and it appeared like Orton was screwed and that we were gonna end the night with Bryan and Cena battling over the title, but The Wyatts had different plans, as the lights went out and there they were inside the chamber and they went directly after John Cena beating him up just enough for Orton to slide in a eliminate The Leader of the C Nation!

Randy Orton Eliminates John Cena by Pinfall

and there were two, Kane came down to the ring and got rid of The Wyatts, and than went into the ring to check on Cena, but Bryan jumped right into Kane and hit him with a knee,  but he took his eyes off of Orton and got hit with an RKO. Orton covered for the pin but Bryan kicked out, and the WWE Universe got any there feet and all started chanting “YES! YES! YES” but Kane socked him right in the jaw and Orton hit yet another RKO to retain his championship!

Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion- Randy Orton

Rating- 6\10: This has to be the worst Chamber match I have ever watched. There went many highlights, and majority of the highlights were in the beginning! Bryan seemed off his game tonight, I really wanted and expected to see a lot more from Cesaro and it just didn’t feel like a Chamber match. We now know for sure Batista will challenge Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania 30, its pretty much a guarantee that Bray Wyatt will face Cena, it seem like Bryan will go on to face Kane or HHH, but as for Cesaro, Christian and Sheamus I have no prediction for what there Wrestlemania is going to look like.

Superstar of the Night- Bray Wyatt

Tonight was The Wyatt Family’s night! Not only did they defeat The Shield, but they made their presence known inside The Chamber! and even though as a Unit the Wyatt Family shined, Bray shined the brightest of the all. Not only did he pick up the win for his family, but he pinned Roman Reigns who has been so unstoppable a of late and then just to add more of a exclamation point to his night he cost John Cena the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and now it appears he is heading for the biggest match of his career at Wrestlemania against Cena himself. A huge night for the man formerly known as Husky Hairs!

2-3-14 WWE Monday Night Raw- The New Face of the WWE?

Hello everyone and welcome to my review of the February 3rd edition of WWE’s Monday Night Raw! Monday Night Raw is the only live show the WWE puts on TV every single week, and is the mos important show in WWE’s weeks. So without further to do, lets get started!

Opening Segment

Randy Orton (c) heads down to the ring to start of the show, by talking about the upcoming Elimination Chamber match for his WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Orton complains about the match and questions how many times does he have to beat Cena, Bryan, Christian, Sheamus and Cesaro. He than goes on to say he will retain his title and than go on to defeat Batista at Wrestlemania, than The Authority (Triple H & Stephanie McMahon) comes down to the ring and points out that all Orton does is complain. They also state that Orton will be in a match tonight against one of his opponents of the Chamber, and if this man can defeat Orton, he will be considered to be the New Face of the WWE, and that man is none other than Daniel Bryan

The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, & Dean Ambrose (c) ) vs. Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston & Big E Langston (c)

Mysterio, Kingston and Langston are set to take on The Shield in our first match of the night. The match is what we have come to expect from The Shield, and there was really no question on who was going to win this one. The match itself was decent nothing incredibly special just a stander Six Man tag match. The only thing really worth pointing out in this match is how it ended. Roman Reigns was ready to take Rey out with his vicious spear, but Dean Ambrose tagging himself in, and hits the Headlock Drivers on Rey for the win. The only reason why I point this out is because it shows the dissension between The Shield and teases a Break Up between The Hounds of Justice! Afterwards The Wyatt’s showed up on the screen and hyped there match against The Shield at Elimination Chamber!

Winners: The Shield 

Rating- 7/10: The match was honestly nothing to impressive. It wasn’t a bad match, but as I said nothing incredible. The only thing to really take note of in this match is the fact that The Shield is going to break up soon, possibly as soon as The Elimination Chamber

Bad News Barrett Promo

Wade Barrett tells the WWE Universe that they wasted there time stuffing there face watching The Super Bowl last night, and they won’t live to see next years Super Bowl, than Jerry “The King” Lawyer decided to stand up and tell Barrett some bad news.  Honestly I’m not in love with Wade Barrett’s gimmick right now. This man should be in the Upper Mid Card area, but something went wrong. Now he is stuck with a character that gives him heat, but heat is only good when you use it to elevate your career. I hope something big happens for Barrett, because this man deserves it!

Christian vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter & Antonio Cesaro

Christian returns to Monday Nights, and his first match back is a rematch from Friday Night Smackdown. Christian was able to defeat Jack to earn a spot into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Chamber match, but join Christian in that Chamber match is Swaggers Tag Team partner Antonio Cesaro. The match was decent. I’ve seen these two put on better match, but I’ve never seen them put on a bad match. This match did do its job and that is making Christian looking good for the chamber and further show the a split is on the way for The Real Americans, and the is something I don’t agree with at all. We have already seen the split of The Prime Time Players, its assumed Rhodes and Goldust are going to split soon, The New Age Outlaws aren’t going to be around forever, and its pretty much guaranteed The Shield is going to split soon. The WWE tag Division is looking good right now, but if The Real Americans split the only real teams we will have are The Usos, The Wyatt Family Rybaxel, Los Matadores and 3MB. The tag division is not looking good!

Winner: Christian

Rating- 6/10: The match was decent and showcased what it needed to, no matter how much I disagree with it.

Steel Cage Match for the Tag Team Championships- The New Age Outlaws ( Road Dogg Jesse James & Bad Ass Billy Gunn (c) ) vs. Goldust & Cody Rhodes 

Its not often we are treated to a title match on free TV, and its not often we are treated to a Steel Cage match on TV, so when i heard were going to get both in the same match I was excited, and I have to say I was not disappointed. Even though the match was slow at times, but still a great match. We saw Road Dogg question why they were in there adding more proof that the only reason they were given a tag title shot was because of the friendship with Triple H, and we even saw a death defying moonsault from Cody Rhodes for a top of the Steel Cage! It was honestly a great match, my only complaint is how it was handled. Why did they have to tag in and tag out? I’ve never seen that before and why were they not aloud to escape the steel cage?

Winner: The New Age Outlaws (c)

Rating- 7/10: A great match showing off that the Tag Division is not dead. As I said before the only thing I can complain about is they had dome weird rules. I can’t recall ever seeing a Tag Cage Match where you had to tag in and out, its usually a Tornado Tag Match, and I just don’t like it when you can’t escape from the cage, if you were to ask me that’s the point of a cage match, to escape! but either way a great match between these two teams. Still no sign if The Rhodes Brothers are going to split though.

Zack Ryder vs. Titus O’Neil 

As I mentioned earlier The Prime Time Players are no more! Last Friday on Smackdown Titus O’Neil turned his back on Darren Young and brutally beat him down. Tonight he looks to do the same thing to Zack Ryder. That match itself was actually pretty good. I never have seen what the IWC (Internet Wrestling Community) sees in Titus O’Neil, until tonight. Titus showed extreme aggression as he tossed Ryder around. At some point in the match The Miz walked down to the ring and got on the announce team and said that a guy who Barks and a guy who calls him self the Internet Champion can get a match on Raw, but he can’t so maybe were going to finally see something good out of The Miz, because he deserves it. Anyway the match itself was your basic jobber match that showed of That Titus O’Neil is really a Big Deal!

Winner: Titus O’Neil

Rating-5\10: This was a decent match for it being a jobber match. Its a shame to see Ryder fall further down the totem pole, but it did what it needed to do and that’s make Titus look good! and the added bonus of what seems to be a new character for The Miz defiantly caught my attention!

Dance off between Fandango & Santino Marella

Fandango and Santino were going to compete in a dance off, but Santino felt bad that he was going to destroy Fandango so he proposed a dance off between Summer Rae and a member of the crowd, and that member of the crowd just so happened NXT’s Emma. Emma and Summer danced. The crowd voted for Emma. I’m not sure if this counts as a debut, but I’ll accept it. I’m kinda nervous for Emma, because she is suck a great wrestler but I don’t think her dancing gimmick will get over. So here is to hoping Emma proves me wrong!

Sheamus vs. Curtis Axel w/Ryback 

Ever since Sheamus returned at The Rumble he has looked great, and tonight was no exception. Sheamus battled the son of Curtis Axel in a pretty good match. Nothing really to add here in this one, the only thing it needed to accomplish was to make Sheamus look good, and that’s what it did! I will say it does say something about Sheamus that he was gone for so long and was able to come back and still remain popular with the WWE Universe!

Winner: Sheamus

Rating- 8/10: Sheamus has looked great since coming back, and is definitely looking like a threat in the chamber, I’m almost positive he won’t win which makes me wonder who he will face at Mania. Ryback?

Batista & Alberto Del Rio Segment

So Batista came down to the ring to cut what I’m going to assume to cut a promo on Randy Orton, but I will never know because Alberto Del Rio came down to the ring, and further told Batista that he doesn’t like him. This was actually not a bad segment. Batista was actually cheered, that caught me off guard. Del Rio cut a decent promo, but they way he always talks is just annoying. Batista tried explaining to Del Rio that he has no problem with him, but Del Rio seems to have a problem with Batista! Del Rio stiffed Batista and the two began to brawl, so it looks like at the Chamber were going to see Batista vs. Del Rio

Dolph Ziggler, R-Truth & Xavier Woods vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper & Eric Rowan)

So earlier in the night we saw the Shield in action, and now its time for there opponents to have a match. This match was honestly pretty quick and kinda one sided. The Wyatts dominated the entire time and Bray ended up picking up the win for his team after hitting Sister Abigail on Ziggler for the three, but it was happened after the match that caught my attention. Similar to how Bray and his family cut a promo on The Shield, The Shield does the same for the Wyatts and it was brilliant. Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns spoke about not living in Wyatts make believe world, and at the end when Wyatt laughed at The Shield made it even better! I’m excited for there match at Elimination Chamber.

Winner: ThWyatt Family

Rating- 6/10: The feud between The Shield and The Wyatts has heated up tonight! The match was decent, but the after match promo really helped further this feud, and I can’t wait for these 6 men to clash at the Chamber!

Alexander Rusev Video

A nice video package hyping the debut of Alexander Rusev, and let me be the first to say I’m excited for him. When he made a surprise appearance in the rumble match I marked out! He was defiantly the highlight entrant of the night, and I’ve seen what he can do on NXT and I feel he is going to become a big time start in the WWE, I just hope he doesn’t end up like most of WWE’s attempt at monster heels!

Naomi vs. Aksana   

So it seems like Naomi may be next in line at shot at the Divas championship. Aj Lee (c) was on commentary for this match, and she was kind of distracting honestly. The match itself was decent, Aksana seems to have improved in the ring. So as long as the Divas get more time and improve in the ring, we may get a good Divas Division, and it may just start with Aj & Naomi

Winner: Naomi

Rating-5/10: It was a good match for the Divas, I just hope that if/when Aj defends against Naomi they actually get time, and not just a quick match because I believe if these two are giving a good amount of time they can be one of the matches of the night!

Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton (c)

The main event of the night is between two of the WWE’s best superstars! Bryan despite all the grief I give him is an amazing wrestler, as is Orton. They both may not be great on the mic, and Bryan may not look the part, but when you let these two go at it they can steal the show, and that’s what they did tonight! Back and forth action between the two, and I for one was really expecting Orton to walk away with the pin, but WWE gave it to Bryan. I don’t think this means he is going to win the title, but it defiantly makes you think. Bryan right now as of this review is being rumored for two different matches at Mania. One is a one on one match between himself and Triple H and the other is a triple threat match between Himself, Orton and Batista with the title on the line. After the match ended Kane and Orton beat up on Bryan, so who knows how things will turn out!

Winner: Daniel Bryan

Rating- 9/10: They stole the show here tonight as they tend to do. The WWE is making you think Bryan is walking out of the Chamber, and while I’m not buying it yet, I can see it happening. The beat down could go anyway, it could lead to the match between Triple or Orton so who knows.

Superstar of the Night: Daniel Bryan

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